Huge European Surf Takes Centerstage in 2009 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards

Unusual weather patterns in the North Pacific have produced the hottest January on record in much of California, and have left West Coast big wave surfers largely starved for waves for the last two months.  Likewise, the normally battered Hawaiian coastlines have suffered through a similar drought of extreme high surf warnings this winter season.  […]

Adrian Buchan Beats Kelly Slater to be Crowned Quiksilver Pro France Champion

        HOSSEGOR, France (Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008) – Adrian Buchan (AUS) has beaten eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) to win his first ever ASP World Tour event – the Quiksilver Pro France – in Hossegor, France today. Buchan beat Slater 15.73 to 15.16 in a tight heat held at Les Bourdaines […]

Bourez Eliminates Durbidge, Slater Could Clinch ASP World Title No. 9 Tomorrow

    HOSSEGOR, France (Tuesday, September 23, 2008) – Tahitian wildcard Michel Bourez may have hindered Kelly Slater’s 2007 ASP World Title hopes by knocking him out of the Quiksilver Pro France last year, but he certainly helped the Floridian’s cause today. Bourez beat ASP World No. 3 Bede Durbidge (AUS) – one of only two […]

8:30am Start at Les Bourdaines for Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France

HOSSEGOR, France (Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008) – Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France will resume at Les Bourdaines in Seignosse, France this morning. A new swell is expected to build throughout the day, peaking tomorrow morning. World No. 6, Adriano de Souza (BRA) will meet South Africa’s Travis Logie in the first heat of the […]

Flores and de Souza Make their Moves at the Quiksilver Pro France

        HOSSEGOR, France (Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008) – Twenty-year-old Jeremy Flores (FRA) and 21-year-old Adriano de Souza (BRA) have a few things in common. They both qualified for the ASP World Tour as WQS No. 1 surfers, they are both rated in the ASP World Tour Top 10 and they both won their Round […]